ABCO Industries

ABCO Industries is located on the waterfront of the UNESCO World Heritage Site-designated port town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

The shipyard was founded in 1947 on the site of the World War II Norwegian military training facility Camp Norway.[1] Today it manufactures welded marine-grade aluminum boats, ranging from 16 feet (5 m) up to 65 feet (20 m) in length, to both custom-made and standardized designs. Its 26,000 square feet (2,415 m2) facility includes 3D modeling capabilities.[2]

Ships in progress

In February 2011, ABCO Industries Ltd won the bid to build two 56 feet (17 m)-long aluminum vessels, operating at a service speed of 18 knots, for Halifax and Saint John. The contract was signed between ABCO Industries and the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, with vessels built according to the designs of naval architect Rory MacDonald of Lengkeek Vessel Engineering.[3]

ABCO is building 12 metres (39 ft) landing craft for Harry DeWolf-class offshore patrol vessels. The six naval ships will have one each.[4]

Other recent projects

To date, the shipyard has made four vessels for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), including the scientific research vessel CCGS Kelso. As part of the Government of Canada's commitment to upgrading the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, the shipyard is contracted to build another a 46 feet (14 m)-long inshore patrol vessel to be based at Prince Edward Island.[5] CCGS S. Dudka was commissioned in 2013.


  1. "ABCO Industries". 2013-02-14. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2013-03-13.
  2. "ABCO Industries". Retrieved 2013-03-13.
  3. "New Pilot Boats for Halifax and Saint John | Atlantic Pilotage Authority". 2011-02-07. Retrieved 2013-03-13.
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  5. "Fisheries and Oceans Minister Visits Lunenburg Boatbuilder". 2011-08-18. Archived from the original on 2013-06-27. Retrieved 2013-03-13.
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